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Woman killed in traffic accident

| June 7, 2017
Woman killed in traffic accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:35 a.m., June 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Lafayette Street and Pontiac Street on the reported motor vehicle accident with injury. Once on scene officers observed two vehicles, a passenger car and a pickup truck in the intersection. The passenger contained three individuals, the driver who was trapped […]

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Humiliating end to G7 summit for overlooked African heads of state

Humiliating end to G7 summit for overlooked African heads of state

(GIN)—African leaders invited to the summit of seven developed countries looked on in frustration and dismay as the leaders of wealthy nations ignored their invited guests and their pleas for help on a score of urgent issues. Six Kenyan journalists who attended a briefing were eager to lob questions at the wealthy nation representatives – […]

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Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

| June 7, 2017
Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:01 a.m., April 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4900 block of Mount Vernon Park Drive on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced one man, later identified as 52-year-old Michael Joseph Pitchford Jr., deceased, and took the other […]

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Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

| June 7, 2017
Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

FRED COX, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family after struggling with kidney disease. Funeral service was 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Imani Baptist Temple, 2920 Indiana Ave. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. BENJAMIN “BEN” ARINZECHUKWU NDUBUISI, 60, […]

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Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

| June 6, 2017
Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2200 Randallia Drive, Parkview Hospital, in reference to a shooting investigation. Hospital staff informed dispatch that a shooting victim had just arrived at their emergency room. The adult male victim was alert and conscious when he arrived at the […]

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Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

| June 6, 2017
Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:38, May 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 9600 block of St. Joe Center Road on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male inside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was initially determined to be […]

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NAACP President Cornell Broooks voted out

| June 6, 2017
NAACP President Cornell Broooks voted out

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news. Brooks, 56, has served in the position since May 2014. Some NAACP insiders said that there was a […]

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South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

| June 6, 2017
South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

FORT WAYNE—While some celebrated by barbecuing with family and friends, watching an NBA game on television or following the world famous Indianapolis 500, Memorial Day weekend took on an extra special glow of love for a South Bend couple visiting the Summit City. On May 27, Lee and Amy Smith celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary. […]

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Cannes film fest flunks diversity test with few women, no blacks

Cannes film fest flunks diversity test with few women, no blacks

(GIN)—There wasn’t a single film by a black director screening work at the 2017 Cannes international festival of films. Not just in competition, where a film by a black director hasn’t been in the running for a staggering four years, since Abderrahmane Sissako’s stunning “Timbuktu.” There literally wasn’t a single film by a black director […]

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Gentrication roils Cape Town, resistance grows

Gentrication roils Cape Town, resistance grows

(GIN)—Banners are going up in South Africa’s second city with the message “Reclaim the City” as residents demand an end to gentrification. With a shortage of affordable housing, a group of Cape Town residents have occupied a large, empty building which once housed hospital workers. “We’re into our second month now,” says Sheila Madikane, a […]

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